This week, we take on what might be our most obscure movie to date: 1967’s The Flim-Flam Man.
This George C. Scott flick is the most recent entry into our series on con-man movies, and while it’s been nearly forgotten by movie lovers, the guys (including C. Scott super-fan Chris) thought it might be a good time to let it see the light of day. Does this rural-set comedy/drama have the chops to compete with our last con-man film, the perennial favorite The Sting? Are there any traces of the filmmaking genius that director Irvin Kershner would later display on The Empire Strikes Back? And, just how literally do we mean it when we use the phrase “salami pillow”?
Find out all of that, plus: Chris revisits a Christopher Nolan masterpiece and continues to rave about Ash vs. Evil Dead, Brian finally gets around to seeing the sci-fi cult classic Cube, and Nick gets blown away by the literary inspiration for Ex Machina director Alex Garland’s next film. It’s one hell of a movie podcast, and that’s no flim-flam… Trust us.
Talking Movies 149: The Flim-Flam Man
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